Our Team

We are blessed to have an incredible team of dedicated leadership and staff, guiding our guests from their first day in our shelters all the way through their journey to self-sufficiency. Scroll down to meet these valued members of Team TIS!


Julie Lowe

Executive Director


Fran Doran

Director of Operations

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Laura Richeson

Director of Development

Support Staff

Joyce Scharch

House Manager and Dinner Coordinator

Dina Spry

Evening Supervision and Assistant to Operations Director

Keith Camp

Overnight and Weekend Supervision

Hannah Palamaras

Overnight and Weekend Supervision

Howard Maxwell

Overnight Supervision

Allison Toney

Evening/Overnight Supervision

Ke’Shaune DeShields

Evening/Overnight Supervision

Trish Wojciechowski

Evening/Overnight Supervision

Michelle Ruark

Evening/Overnight Supervision

Nancy Guiseppe

Weekend Daytime Supervision

Board of Directors


Peter Woicke

Board Chair


Julia McCalmon

Vice Chair


Lawrence Neviaser



Harvey Zendt


Ann Davis

Sandra Hack

Bill Browning

Gail Benjamin

Stein Olavsrud

Debra Kamsheh

Ross Benincasa

Rev. Nancy Sajda

Ingrid Diaz-Lopez

Charlene DeShields